Senate Appropriations Chairman Gary Nodler thinks the intention of voters (when they approved term limits) to de-politicize the legislative process has backfired. He says it has increased partisan and political pressures. He says term-limited Representatives wanting to run for the Senate next year are more likely to try to become purer in their ideological or partisan credentials so they can pursue that nomination. He thinks that has caused them to act in a more partisan ideological light.
Thankfully, at least for the moment, we have Nodler to carry on in Jefferson City in a non-partisan fashion.